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PSTC Faculty Associate Matthew Gutmann debunks the myth that biological determinism drives and explains human male violence.

PSTC Alum Andrea Mazzarino considers the effects of war on children's education.

Why Do We Have to Go to School?

December 12, 2019 | Vermont Public Radio | Emily Rauscher

PSTC Associate Emily Rauscher answers children's questions about school.

PSTC Associate David Savitz receives prestigious honor.

"The Opportunity Atlas: Mapping the Childhood Roots of Social Mobility," a study coauthored by Economist John Friedman.

The Problem with Boys

October 7, 2019 | BBC Radio | Jayanti Owens

Why are boys failing at school? What can be done about it? And, can experts agree on root causes? Jayanti Owens provides commentary based on her education and gender research.

Jesse Shapiro provides insight on political polarization.

Partly filmed at the PSTC, Economist Emily Oster reveals key data points that challenge conventional parenting wisdom.

Research shows conflicting data on the impact of the intervention, but a major new study confirms it can work. PSTC Educational Economist Matthew Kraft provided commentary for this article. 

Idaho Press article references the work of PSTC Anthropologist and Epidemiologist Stephen McGarvey, who studies obesity in the South Pacific.